Project

Title
Civil War Maps  
Geographic Area
United States  
Organization
Library of Congress  

Descriptive Information

Url
http://memory.loc.gov/ammem/collections/civil_war_maps/  
Status
Ongoing  
Publisher
 
Metadata Compiled
Yes  
Metadata Format
MARC  
Num Items
2500  
Scale
 
Years
1861 - 9999
Description
Civil War Maps brings together materials from three premier collections: the Library of Congress Geography and Map Division, the Virginia Historical Society, and the Library of Virginia. Among the reconnaissance, sketch, and theater-of-war maps are the detailed battle maps made by Major Jedediah Hotchkiss for Generals Lee and Jackson, General Sherman's Southern military campaigns, and maps taken from diaries, scrapbooks, and manuscripts all available for the first time in one place. Most of the items presented here are documented in Civil War Maps: An Annotated List of Maps and Atlases in the Library of Congress, compiled by Richard W. Stephenson in 1989. New selections from 2,240 maps and 76 atlases held by the Library will be added monthly.  

Technical Information

Download Available
Yes  
File Format (Original Scan)
TIFF  
File Format (Display)
JPEG2000  
Resolution
300 ppi  
Compression Ratio
20:1  
Image Management Software
 
Geo Referenced
No  
Rectified
No  
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Contact Information

Organization
Library of Congress  
Name
Colleen R. Cahill  
E-Mail
ccah@loc.gov  
Phone
202-707-8540